In the last decade or so, it has become fashionable for premier league sides to play without an out and out number 9 probably inspired by the success of the Barcas and Spains of this world. It can work like it did for Chelsea in the champions league final and Man City earlier at Old Trafford. Or it can blow upin a Manager’s face like it did here against Burnley. A series of chances spurned by the likes of Havertz and Barkley. Burnley did what the clarets do best, defend narrow put bodies in the box and wait for that one chance that inevitably will come.

The thing with Sean Dyche is he is an old fashion English manager who isn’t a lot concerned with style of play. He liked the long balls to Wood to head in and suits them fine as their record of survival shows. He sometimes goes for 3 defensive midfielders in a 4-3-1-2 but the interesting thing is he has added a ball playing striker(or number 10) this season in Cornet from Lyon. This shows that at least he is concerned with that aspect of the game. A poorly crafted offside trap saw Vydra punishing Chelsea for a barely deserved point. Should Tuchel tinker so much with his team? I think he shouldn’t. Even after a champions league midweek game sticking with more or less the same team every week is key to winning this league. The Chelsea wingers and full backs were magnificent in this match particularly man of the moment Reece James and Hudson Odoi. I have a feeling these dropped points will haunt Chelsea at the end of the season with Liverpool and Man City breathing down their necks.